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Glove ID? #16622365 11/15/21
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My uncle was a competitive high power rifle shooter in the 40's and 50's. I found this glove in his shooting stuff. Does anyone know if it has a shooting purpose? Would it be a collector item? Thanks

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Re: Glove ID? [Re: mow1954] #16622822 11/15/21
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I shoot high power and never had heard of any collections of older shooting paraphernalia. You may find Garand shooter that would think it is cool.

I am guessing he was a left hand shooter, the glove appears to be on the right hand.

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Correct, he was a lefty. He shot bolt action rifles. Don't know if he ever shot Garand or not.

It has very thick leather. Id be glad to donate it to a collection if anyone is interested

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Too keep your pulse from bouncing the rifle and protect hand from the sling.

Looks like my Creedmoor Sports glove.


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Sort of laugh


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Re: Glove ID? [Re: mow1954] #16629324 11/17/21
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Used on the forward hand under the sling. To cushion the hand from the sling laying over the hand from the swivel to the upper arm. That's pretty old school. I don't recall old time Service Rifle shooters (ie Garand) using gloves/mitts until the M14. The first thought that occurred to me when I saw that was "Smallbore". ...but maybe Match Rifle (bolt gunners) might have used such a mitt too.

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Interesting. Thanks guys!

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I don't know if this will help or not, but we used to have shooting mitts in the military, and I imagine most other militaries did as well. It doesn't look like anything that I have ever seen. The mitts featured a single trigger finger. I found a picture of a more modern mitten as well as an older pair. These are military, but years ago, a lot of equipment was adapted from or patterned after what the military was using.

I cannot say with certainty, but I think he might have got a pair of leather welding mittens and used them for shooting.

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